Information for School Counselors

Information for School Counselors

We greatly value the work you do as a school counselor. We hope this page will be helpful in finding the information you need.  Please contact us with any questions by phone at 1-888-SCRANTON (1-888-727-2686) or by email at admissions@scranton.edu. We will be more than happy to help.
  • What's New at Scranton?plus or minus

    In recent years, we've invested more than $240 million in campus improvements, including our newest building, Leahy Hall, a $47.5 million state-of-the art facility, which opened in fall 2015. Recent construction includes the Loyola Science Center, as well as Pilarz and Montrone Halls, home to nearly 400 upper-class students, a fitness center, convenience store and dining area. Read more about our campus

    We have a new major in Information Technology, which focuses on applying technology to solve problems in organizations, and a new minor in Applied Sociology.

    We also have a number of combined or accelerated master's degree programs. High school seniors can now apply to all accelerated graduate direct-entry level programs. There is a new option for students applying to the Secondary Education/English major to also apply to the MS in Special Education (5-year program). Visit our list of programs.

    We now have a Division III Women's Golf team. To read more about our teams, click here.

    The University of Scranton has been nationally recognized by many sources including the The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur, Barron’s "Best Buys in College Education" and U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges." For more information regarding national recognition, please click here.

    The University of Scranton provides an outstanding economic value for students and graduates. Our education is affordable with an average financial aid package of $30,000. The Economist and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program recognized us for the impact our education has on the earnings of our graduates and the economic value of a Scranton education. To learn more about the value of Scranton education, please visit our web page.

  • About The University of Scrantonplus or minus

    About The University of Scranton

    Founded in 1888, but entrusted to the care of the Society of Jesus in 1942, The University of Scranton is one of only 28 Jesuit, Catholic universities in the country. What does it means to be a Jesuit institution? Here’s an explanation of who we are, and why it matters.

  • Academic & Honors Programsplus or minus

    Academic Programs

    The academic experience at Scranton is rigorous and broad-based. Choose from 65 bachelor’s degree programs, 43 minors and 38 concentrations and tracks in our three undergraduate colleges. We also offer doctoral programs in Physical Therapy and Nursing Practice. When students discover all that Scranton has to offer, they will discover themselves.

    View Our Academics Programs

    Honors Programs

    Do you know students who enjoy pursuing their own research agenda, thrive in group discussions and are leaders? We offer one-of-a-kind honors programs featuring intense engagement with faculty both in and out of the classroom. Learn more about our programs of excellence.

  • Helping Your Students Visit Scrantonplus or minus

    Encouraging a campus visit is the best way to help your students determine if Scranton is a good fit. As you may already know, students and their families often think of Scranton as an old coal mining town, which is partly true. What they don’t know is the beautiful and meticulously maintained campus setting that Scranton offers, along with state-of-the-art facilities, the BEST campus food and distinguished faculty members who provide personal attention to their students. This is why the campus visit is so important.

    Students can choose to attend a group information session and/or campus tour, which they can register for online or by calling 1-888-SCRANTON (1-888-727-2686). They may also call us to schedule a personal appointment. We do not interview students unless they are deferred for admission. We also offer two Open House events in the fall. For more information, please see our visit page.

  • Helping Your Students Apply to Scrantonplus or minus

    Applying online to Scranton is always free for your students using The Common Application. We are a Common Application exclusive school. Click here for a short list of application information that we hope you will find useful as a quick reference.
  • Helping Your Students Afford Scrantonplus or minus

    We offer a variety of programs in recognition of academic achievement, financial need, diversity and ROTC service. State and federal assistance, installment payment plans and work-study can also be part of the mix of financing options.

    Click here for a short list of financial aid information that we hope you will find useful as a quick reference.

  • Helping Your Students Request Informationplus or minus

    If a student you are working with would like to receive more information, please have them fill out this form to join our mailing list. If they have specific questions, they could call us at 1-888-SCRANTON (1-888-727-2686) or email us at admissions@scranton.edu. They may also call or email their admissions counselor directly.

  • Visit Opportunities for School Counselorsplus or minus

    There are several ways for school counselors to experience our campus. Whether you are interested in meeting with an Admissions Counselor, joining one of our tours, attending an information session or coming to an event, we would love to see you. Click here to learn more.

  • Finding Your Admissions Counselorplus or minus

    Our Admissions Counselors are here to serve you, your students and their families. Please use your admissions counselor as a resource for any help that you may need. All of our admissions counselors are also Scranton graduates and can describe the Scranton experience first-hand. Also, if you would like a representative to visit your school, please don't hesitate to reach out. Click here to search for your Admissions Counselor by state and county.